Hopewell Junction, NY asked in Divorce and Family Law for New York

Q: I've been trying to get divorced for over a year can't afford a lawyer. No one returning my msgs. What to do?

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Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
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  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You say you can not afford a lawyer and that none are returning your calls. Maybe you are answering the question yourself. Lawyers are private individuals who expect to get paid for their services. A divorce can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Everything depends on whether it is contested or uncontested and how complicated it will be. Starting off with, I can not afford a lawyer, will not be much of an incentive for a lawyer to call you.

Lawrence Allen Weinreich agrees with this answer

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis
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  • Lindenhurst, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Divorce is not cheap, but some services do exist for individuals with limited income. Your local bar association may be able to point you in the direction of a service you can afford.

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